Server needs anti-virus?

Sam Sebastian sebastiansam55 at
Thu Apr 26 21:02:16 UTC 2012

I run a ubuntu (10.04) server on my LAN and generally its off and does not
usually do anything while its on except for me to mess around with samba
and cups and the like. I was told that it would be a good idea for me to
put some kind of anti virus on it. I was wondering if this is necessary?
There are 3-4 other windows 7 computers on the network. And all of them
have anti-virus installed on them (Norton IIRC)

And what about a general linux desktop computer, I know that there are
*some* viruses out there for linux but the most common reason that I'm
cited for putting anti-virus on it is to stop it from giving viruses to the
other computers in the network.

And if so which anti-virus would you recommend?

Sam Sebastian
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